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The PGDip/MSc in International Heritage and Attraction Management has been organised to provide a high quality vocational, personal and intellectually challenging education for those wishing to enhance their knowledge, skills and appeal to an the international market. Read more
The PGDip/MSc in International Heritage and Attraction Management has been organised to provide a high quality vocational, personal and intellectually challenging education for those wishing to enhance their knowledge, skills and appeal to an the international market. The application of key management skills throughout the hospitality and tourism sector is considered. This occurs from an commercial perspective to address the needs of industry enhancing individual growth and personal future career development.

Furthermore, it is intended to cater for those with an appropriate undergraduate qualification who aspire to a career in the area of management and tourism. Emphasis throughout the programme is therefore placed on developing a range of professional, managerial and transferable skills aligned with an extensive knowledge of management disciplines applicable to understanding both heritage and attraction management today.

The programme is a 12 month programme comprising three parts. The first two parts are the taught element and the final part is consists of research and writing the dissertation element. For full-time students the taught element is normally completed over a nine month period starting in October. Part-time students will normally attend on a one day a week basis and complete the taught element in two years. Students who complete the taught element of the programme, in part or in its entirety, may graduate with either a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in International Festivals and Tourism Event Management.

Students wishing to complete the Masters of Science in International Festivals and Tourism Management must complete the research element. The research element comprises of a Dissertation. Full-time students will normally complete this in the three months that follow the taught element, whilst part-time students complete this during the course of an academic session.

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The growing size and recognition of heritage and event management in a global marketplace is witnessed on a variety of levels. As a result companies and organisations are continually seeking individuals with the knowledge and capabilities of managing various aspects of this growing and expanding industry. Read more
The growing size and recognition of heritage and event management in a global marketplace is witnessed on a variety of levels. As a result companies and organisations are continually seeking individuals with the knowledge and capabilities of managing various aspects of this growing and expanding industry. The MSc in International Heritage and Event Management has been designed in a flexible way and students may change their mode of attendance to fit in with their personal circumstances. The curriculum is delivered to enhance the knowledge and skills
of its students and ensure that they are able to cope with the variety of possible roles and responsibilities that follow.

The programme has been designed to provide a high quality vocational, personal and intellectually challenging education for those wishing to enhance their knowledge, skills and appeal to an the international market. Furthermore, it has been designed to cater for those with an appropriate undergraduate qualification who aspire to a career in the area of hospitality and event management. Emphasis throughout the programme is therefore placed on developing a range of professional, managerial and transferable skills to be aligned with an extensive knowledge of management disciplines applicable to hospitality and events today.

The programme is a 12 month programme comprising three parts. The first two parts are the taught element and the final part is consists of research and writing the dissertation element. For full-time students the taught element is normally completed over a nine month period starting in October. Part-time students will normally attend on a one day a week basis and complete the taught element in two years. Students who complete the taught element of the programme, in part or in its entirety, may graduate with either a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in International Hospitality and Event Management.

Students wishing to complete the Masters of Science in International Heritage and Event Management must complete the research element. The research element comprises of a Dissertation. Full-time students will normally complete this in the three months that follow the taught element, whilst part-time students complete this during the course of an academic session.

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MA Public History explores a range of forms of public history, both in UK and international contexts. It will be of interest to those working a variety of forms of public history, whether as independent researchers or museum and heritage professionals. Read more
MA Public History explores a range of forms of public history, both in UK and international contexts. It will be of interest to those working a variety of forms of public history, whether as independent researchers or museum and heritage professionals. Modules address debates in the histories and representations of Victorian Britain, war, conflict and commemoration, the built environment and conservation, family and micro-history. There are opportunities for work placements with regional and national institutions. Modules are available that develop the skills of communicating research findings in a variety of media. Full research training is provided and the course culminates in an independent research project whereby students can study in depth an area of public history of their own choice. The course enjoys strong links with a number of museums, archives and heritage sites.

Modules:

History, Heritage and Society
Sources and Methods in Historical Research
Approaches to Family and Community History
Victorian Society: Histories and Representations
War, Conflict and Commemoration
Work placement
Dissertation
Building Recording and Analysis
Heritage and Cultural Interpretation
International Heritage
Writing for Film
Writing for Radio
Writing for Television
Writing for the Stage

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An understanding of the past is key to understanding the present and the future, and the study of history is publicly important as well as personally enriching. Read more
An understanding of the past is key to understanding the present and the future, and the study of history is publicly important as well as personally enriching. This Masters of Research in History course offers a unique opportunity to combine the local and the global in historical research given the range and diversity of staff specialisms across three distinct strands – ‘Modern Britain and Ireland’, ‘European, American, African and Asian History’, and ‘Memory, Heritage and Place’. It builds upon a very successful and well-established undergraduate programme with a broad range of historical places and subjects from which you can choose to specialise, and provides guided taught support collectively and individually. Broaden and refine your research skills with an enhanced dissertation project with the opportunity to pursue a heritage or public history output, enabling you to become a specialist historical practitioner.

INDUSTRY LINKS

UCLan’s History department has a strong and productive relationship with schools, museums, libraries and archives across the region and students have developed placements with many of these in the past. History at UCLan works particularly closely with the People’s History Museum and the Labour Party Archive located there as well as with the Co-operative College and archive, Lancashire Archives based in Preston close to the main campus and the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Lancashire Fusiliers Museum and many other friends and partners across the north-west and further afield.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Students will have full access to the resources of UCLan’s library including our Special Collections which contains the Joseph Livesey Collection, a cornerstone of the British temperance movement of the nineteenth century and other important archival material such as the Wainwright Collection of rare books on Irish Home Rule and Ulster Unionism.

The History staff at UCLan are all published historians who work in modern British, Irish, European, American, African and Asian history, mostly with a modern or contemporary focus. In addition to this, several members of the History team have experience and specialist knowledge of various aspects of heritage studies and public history, including memorials and memorialisation, oral history, business heritage and material culture.

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Students will be given the opportunity to organise and run their own ‘mini-conference’ as part of the course and are expected to attend the monthly research seminars from visiting academics besides opportunities afforded for placements through History’s numerous links with educational and heritage institutions throughout the region. Visits will also be offered to both local archives and museums.

Graduates can expect to enhance and improve their current skills set providing a base or an advancement for careers in education, museums, archives, heritage groups or organisations as well as a variety of other professions which value the specialised research, organisational and intellectual capabilities provided by a taught postgraduate course such as this.

The History MRes provides opportunities for outstanding and committed students to progress to an MPhil/PhD in History, perhaps with their MRes dissertation becoming the foundation for future research trajectories.

One of the highlights of this course is the option of a public history type output from the dissertation research and the opportunity to make a real world impact. Students can therefore take the route of a single written dissertation of 24,000 words or a 12,000 word written dissertation and a companion exhibition, schools pack, podcast or website.

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Development and expansion in undergraduate studies in religion and belief, together with the expansion of national and international ‘faith awareness’ initiatives, has resulted in a high demand for postgraduate studies within this discipline. Read more
Development and expansion in undergraduate studies in religion and belief, together with the expansion of national and international ‘faith awareness’ initiatives, has resulted in a high demand for postgraduate studies within this discipline.

The programme explores the impact and influence religion and belief has on social structures, community, politics, economics, policy (education), citizenship, culture & identity, sexuality, pluralism, spirituality, and national & international relationships. The MA also introduces critical analysis of ethics, systems of belief, human rights and social justice issues and the application of these concepts within lived environments from diverse religious perspectives.

The programme is of interest to both graduates and practitioners who wish to specialise further in Religion, Culture & Society. Graduates may wish to extend their knowledge to prepare for academic and professional careers in the private or public sector.

INDUSTRY LINKS

The RCS team at UCLan have a wide variety of links with local, national and international faith and intercultural forums, faith schools and academic institutions, all of which provide valuable contacts for students wishing to enter professions related to Teaching, Ministry, inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue and relations. RCS also work with charity organisations both home and abroad and global outreach programmes. Further details and contacts are available from members of the RCS teaching team.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Students may study the MA full time over one year or part time over two or three years. In either case students will be required to successfully complete six MA modules and one MA dissertation (the dissertation is equivalent to 3 x modules). Each module requires an estimated 2 hours class contact per week plus extensive reading and dedicated personal study.

We strive to give our students key employability and transferable skills which will serve them in the world of work. Our assessment practices illustrate a move away from exams and essays per se and incorporate a move towards a more inclusive assessment which benefits our diverse student body. Assessment strategies include coursework, individual and group presentations, individual and/or group projects, reviews and ICT interaction.

OPPORTUNITIES

Religion, Culture & Society (RCS) also includes field trips to national and international places of interest such as; Rome, Istanbul, Auschwitz, Liverpool Cathedrals, Ladywelle Pilgrimage and Shrine, the Hindu Temple etc. Although these trips are optional to MA students, they aim to draw attention to shared values, beliefs and practices, and supports students in achieving a mutual appreciation of different faiths and traditions. The international trips in particular aim to develop an experienced awareness of cultural heritage, traditions and practices of different faiths, and widen students’ appreciation of how those faiths and belief systems interact within lived environments, communities and in different social settings. Thus enhancing not only MA provision but also the learning experience and the environment where that learning experience takes place.

The programme is of interest to both graduates and practitioners who wish to specialise further in Religion, Culture and Society. Graduates may wish to extend their knowledge to prepare for academic and professional careers in the private or public sector, including local government, race relations officers, ministry, equality/diversity training officers, social services, social welfare, community development, youth work, research, education and communication support workers, lecturing in further or higher education. Practitioners may wish to update their knowledge or gain a higher qualification for personal or professional development. The programme will also appeal to working individuals who are interested in the range of topics offered and do not wish to specialise in a rigidly defined Theology based MA programme. In addition, many students are currently seeking Masters’ programmes as a way of weathering the economic recession.

RCS offers progression routes onto PGCE courses for graduates wishing to develop a career in teaching. There are also opportunities to further study for PhD or professional doctorate.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The MA in Religion, Culture & Society brings together disciplines of Theology, Philosophy, Sociology and International Relations – a very innovative, exciting and challenging post-graduate degree award.

The whole philosophy of the Religion, Culture and Society MA is to promote inclusively, encourage reflection on interfaith dialogue and highlight the important contribution religion and belief can make to community cohesion and the combating of religious prejudice and discrimination (QCA & DfES, 2004). The MA evaluates how and why the role of religion and culture has changed within society, and explores the impact and influence of religion and belief within economical, political and social constructs. Religion and faith is critically analysed within the framework of theistic and atheistic approaches to sexuality, spirituality, human rights, territory and space and cultural relationships. The application of classical and contemporary theological and philosophical concepts and theories of faith are examined in relation to lived environments.

The MA in Religion, Culture and Society embodies and supports the objectives outlined in the AHSS 2007-2012 strategy, is aligned to Theology and Religious Studies benchmarks, HEQ (2008) descriptors and is situated specifically within a social science framework. The course supports a pluralistic perspective on and within religion and belief traditions, and engages with a range of methods of study, explores a number of interesting and challenging modules and includes and a diversified range of assessment practices.

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